The short-lived adventures of portly detective Nero Wolfe, who would rather eat and tend to his orchids than hit the streets tracking down leads. That's why he hired hunky Archie Goodwin, ... See full summary »
Interesting modern actualization made by italian broadcasting service (RAI) of immortal, well-known characters created by the genial american novelist Rex Stout. It's second time RAI ... See full summary »
A street kid interrupts Nero Wolfe's dinner with his eyewitness account of a kidnapping. The next day, the boy is dead and his mother comes to the detective with her son's meager savings and dying wish to hire Wolfe to solve his murder.
Rex Stout,s portly detective prides himself on solving crimes without venturing outside his comfortable home; here he relies on others to do the legwork in pinpointing who among a number of... See full summary »
Herbert J. Biberman
In the second of Columbia,s Nero Wolfe programmers,the housebound detective is confronted with several deaths and a disappearance among a group of 10 Harvard alumni,who had years ago hazed ... See full summary »
Alfred E. Green
It might have been interesting if Thayer David had lived to do a television series based on Rex Stout's corpulent gourmet detective Nero Wolfe. In fact normally David had the poundage that would have made the casting perfect. But sad to say he was suffering the fatal cancer that killed him.
In this story the very wealthy Anne Baxter hires Nero Wolfe to of all things get the FBI off her back. They're conducting an open tail on her and making her life miserable.
J. Edgar Hoover's minions have their reasons for investigating Baxter. She is distributing a copy of a book an author published that was not a glowing testimonial to the FBI. Said author was murdered some months ago and the case is unsolved.
Baxter herself gives Wolfe an offhanded piece of information that enables him to solve the crime. As usual Wolfe deduces while his young assistant Archie Goodwin played here by Tom Mason does the leg work. Quite a bit like the Perry Mason movies where William Katt or William R. Moses gathers the facts and witnesses for Raymond Burr.
Thayer David and Tom Mason would have made a classic Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin. Sad this is the proof we have of that.
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